I met Miss Patricia not long ago when I first started out on these social media endeavors to promote and market and all that fun stuff. I had joined a blogging site…Blogher. I had jump into their ‘NaBloPoMo’ with both feet. Patricia was my very first commenter and follower, and we’ve stalked one another since. She’s a wonderful, beautiful lady.
She graciously took me up on the 10 Questions offer. She’s a veteran blogger and writer. She hasnt run screaming from my inane ramblings and admissions as of yet. >_>
So, everyone, meet Patricia! You can catch her on http://www.patriciaappelquist.blogspot.com/
10 Questions, Zoe style…
1. What is your writing process?
Usually, I start at the end point I am trying to make and work my way back, like when I realized I lost 20lbs equals the amount a woman usually gains when pregnant hence the “oh baby” title(s)
2. What do you read for pleasure?
I am very fortunate to know a lot of good writers like my friend MK Devlin whom did Write Rock but for the most part I read Blogher Nablopomo posts because there is a lot of writers but its hard to figure out which ones to pay attention to.
3. What is the greatest joy of writing/blogging for you?
Looking back in the past posts and seeing the progress or regress in some cases. Writing is a creative outlet for me and another way to make sure I made my voice heard in a very busy and loud world
4. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I live in Silicon Valley otherwise what I consider to be Oz because this micro area is literally an juxtaposition of where America was and where America is going. I am often struck by odd conflicts of reality where I see people struggle to make ends meet while standing next to an dot-com-aire. I have made some choices in my life and I share those in my blog as reflections or lessons learned.
5. What are your strengths and weaknesses when it comes down to sitting down and writing?
Thank goodness for Spellcheck I keep trying to update my vocabulary but my spelling is pretty much a weakness because I remember how to spell some words with the British English spelling versus the 21st Century American English. I would consider it both my weakness and strength.
6. Do you have any strange writing habits?
I usually type up my posts in the early early am like if I am up at 4am I will type away. Before I was aware of scheduling posts I would take pains to actually type up a post at the exact time I would have one there was a lot of 5am and 9pm posts.
7. What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing/blogging process?
I admit I am disappointed in myself after a lackluster NaBloPoMo run last November where I really struggled to meet the goals of the topic given. I had to remind myself I am only really writing for one person’s approval and that is tough because we all want someone else to validate the experiences.
8. Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
My bed isn’t made …unless I am dating someone and I want to impress them .
9. Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before? I really want to go to New York City after that I am thinking Miami Florida .
10. Choose: Vampires, Werewolves, Demons or Zombies? Vampire
Bonus Question: How prepared are you for the Zombie Apocalypse I’ve ordered?
I am totally ready after I experimented with writing down what would actually happen in my blog a few years ago I have a pretty good Idea that I am ready though I would appreciate the slow zombies please …otherwise I will have to steal a car and then I have to find gas then I have to get more ammo and you know with fast zombies the ammo is going to be the first thing that goes so then its all machete and rocket launchers and well the Zombie Apocalypse will probably start here on the West Coast anyway …didn’t you read about the Garage Labs ? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/25/do-it-yourself-dna-amateu_n_153489.html
Patricia receives EXTRA EXTRA points for the HP post link…lol. ZOMGZ!!!
Thank you so much for being a guest Patricia! You rock!